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This Day in History for November 18

1820 – Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt. Nathaniel B Palmer.

1865 – Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

1872 – Suffragette Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshall and charged with illegally voting.

1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada.

1909 – US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya.

1938 – Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

1940 – George Matesky, New York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

1949 – The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days.

1959 – Washington Senator Bob Allison wins American League Rookie of Year.

1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration.

1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1963 – Bell Telephone introduces the touch-tone telephone to customers in Pennsylvania.

1966 – Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow.

1970 – Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds.

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador and embassy with espionage.

1987 – Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair.

1989 – Pennsylvania its first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gives states the right to do so.

1997 – FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash.

1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

2018 – American missionary John Allen Chau killed on forbidden North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal by one of world’s most isolated tribe.

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